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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

In-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
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OBASHI® Foundation

  • Obashi Training in luxury nationwide venues
  • Includes pre-course material, manuals, exams and certificates
  • Very High Obashi delegate pass rates

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Course Information

OBASHI® Foundation Course Outline

OBASHI® Foundation is a two day course, with the exam completed at the end of second day. Below is the daily structure of the topics that will be covered during the course.


Day 1

  • Introduction to OBASHI®
  • Digital Flow
  • Laws and Core Principles
  • Elements and Layers
  • The B&IT Diagram
  • Questions regarding the exam  


Day 2

  • Review of Day 1 topics
  • Review of evening work
  • The OBASHI Relationship Rules
  • The Data Analysis View
  • Physical v. Logical Modelling
  • The OBASHI Project Life Cycle
  • Foundation Exam


Please note that homework will be set and is expected to take at least 2 hours to complete. There will also be some pre-course study material set to all delegates


Every Delegate shall receive the Official OBASHI® Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. 


Delegates are expected to have achieved the following aims and objectives by the end of the course:

  • Understand how OBASHI supports the Business Strategy
  • Describe the benefits OBASHI can bring to an organisation
  • Understand the concept of dataflow. Be able to explain the purpose and use of a DAV and describe how it is constructed
  • Recall OBASHI Core Principles and Laws of OBASHI
  • List and describe the concept of Layers and Elements in OBASHI
  • Be able to explain the purpose and use of a B&IT diagram and describe how it is constructed (Including use of colour)
  • Understand the laws of Digital Dynamics
  • Understand the OBASHI Rules and Relationships (incl. relationship persistence)
  • Understand the concept of Logical and Physical models.


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OBASHI® Foundation Course Overview

OBASHI® is an Information Technology methodology that enables delegates to understand clearly how their business functions. This intern will facilitate better decisions throughout the organisation. This course equips delegates with the tools and methods of OBASHI, in order for them to improve the decision making process within their business.


OBASHI® will assist in creating a visual map that shows:

  • How your business works from all levels of organisation
  • What the assets are that make it work
  • How to decrease costs
  • Shows the inter-dependencies between the assets

OBASHI® will make things clearer and help you make better decisions because it has been designed with one thing in mind; to help people improve how their organisations perform by documenting and modelling how people, process, and technology interact to make a business work.


The OBASHI® methodology is sequential and consists of 6 layers:

  • Ownership
  • Business Process
  • Application
  • System
  • Hardware
  • Infrastructure


OBASHI® is designed around four key concepts: “with Clarity and Vision you can Develop and Improve!”

  • Clarity allows you to create easy to read diagrams which help remove ambiguity from business decision making.
  • Vision allows you to anticipate issues and challenges which can prevent a business achieving it goals.
  • Develop is about enhancing business capability through successful programme and project implementation.
  • Improve is about enhancing your business performance through better operational management.

The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by APMG for this OBASHI® Foundation course. 

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Who should attend?

OBASHI® Foundation is for those in a managerial position seeking to design, monitor, and optimise their business. This may include Project Managers, IT Managers, Portfolio Managers, Programme Managers, Service Providers, Enterprise Architects, Business Leaders, etc.



There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

OBASHI® Foundation Exam

The OBASHI® Foundation exam can be attempted once the accredited course has been completed. The Foundation exam will

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions
  • Pass mark 60%, 30 correct answers (our of a possible 50)
  • 1 hour to complete the exam
  • Closed book

OBASHI® Foundation FAQs

Yes, The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited, by APMG, for this OBASHI® Foundation course and exam.
No, currently the only certification concerning OBASHI is the OBASHI® Foundation course and exam.
Yes, the OBASHI® Exam follows the course and is completed on the afternoon of the second training day.
Yes, the exam is included as part of the course and in the course price.
Delegates shall receive a hard copy of the Official OBASHI Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. Delegates shall also receive pre-course work documents, via e-mail, which must be completed prior to attend the course. Once on the course, an expert instructor, the printed course material, light refreshments, the exam, and the OBASHI® Foundation certification after successful completion, will all be a part of the course.
No, as this is a Foundation course, there are no formal prerequisites required.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

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